1. Surfing – not really the first thing you would associate with this small landlocked country in the middle of europe. And yet, there’s quite a bit going on in Switzerland.

    With no sea to surf, the Swiss surfers are forced to take every opportunity they get – be it on standing river waves, behind souped-up motor boats or simply with packed bags and a flight ticket.

    They seem to trace down every surfable wave in Switzerland, and they’re already regulars in the waves of the world.

    The ones fighting for an artificial river wave in Berne, the ones turning their backs to their homeland and emigrating and the lonesome travellers longing to come back.

    How do the juggle their everyday work life with the urge to just grab their boards and head for the shore? What is it that drives Swiss surfers to align their lives towards their passion?

    We join some of the most interesting and intriguing characters of the Swiss surfing scene on their search for the perfect wave and in their dream of, against all odds, doing what they love the most: surfing.What is it that drives them?

    We join some of the most interesting and intriguing characters of the Swiss surfing scene on their search for the perfect wave and in their dream of, against all odds, doing what they love the most: surfing.

    SCREENING DATES:

    20.03.2014 - Bern (sold out)
    21.03.2014 - Lausanne (sold out)
    22.03.2014 - Bern
    26.03.2014 - Zürich (sold out)
    27.03.2014 - Luzern (sold out)
    28.03.2014 - Zürich
    29.03.2014 - Zürich
    30.03.2014 - Zürich
    04.04.2014 - Brugg
    05.04.2014 - Hamburg
    05.04.2014 - Luzern
    12.07.2014 - Hallwyl
    18.07.2014 - Wohlen
    07.08.2014 - Murten
    14.08.2014 - Luzern
    15.08.2014 - Aarau
    16.08.2014 - Fribourg
    20.09.2014 - Madeira

    For more information go to iwannasurf.net or like us on facebook.com/iwannasurf

    Music: "working" by duobios (unverbraucht.ch)

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  2. The first time in history, the Swiss Surfing Championships took place in Zarautz in the Basque Country. This movie tells the story of the Swiss Surfing Championships 2010 including many of a surfers stereotypes: party, girls, beach and surf. Since it's a documentary, we have to believe it's true.

    Presented by the SSA, the Swiss Surfing Association.
    Production, Camera and cut: Nicolas Fojtu.
    Second beach photography by surf-devil.com.

    more infos: waveriding.ch

    The Swiss Surfing Championships 2012 will take place again in Zarautz between the 11th and 15th of september.

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  3. Die Schweiz surft!

    Zum 16. Mal wurden im Herbst 2013, über vier Tage, die Schweizermeisterschaften im Surfen an der schönen Küste von Kantabrien ausgetragen. Die besten Surfer aus der ganzen Schweiz registrierten sich für diesen alljährlichen und spannenden Wettkampf, wobei es darum geht, in jeweils 20 Minuten "Heats" maximal 10 Wellen zu surfen. Die Wellen werden von 3 Juroren mit Punkten bewertet. Punkte gibt es für Manöver, Flow, Power und Style der jeweiligen Surfer. Ein Heat besteht aus 4 Surfern, wobei jeweils die besseren zwei Surfer eine Runde weiter kommen.

    Bei warmem Sommerwetter und sauberen, aber kleinen Surfbedingungen, konnten sich in der Men's Division Luca Carlisle, knapp vor Philip Mappes und Sam Einstein durchsetzen. Bei den Frauen gewann die überragende Rachel Mead vor Alena Ehrenbold und Andrea Rodrigues.

    "Ein Event wie dieser, ist für die schnell anwachsende Surfgemeinde der Schweiz enorm wichtig. Zwar fehlt es uns an Meer, das Surf Level ist aber trotzdem unglaublich hoch. Die Surfer und Surferinnen wollen sich messen, und vor allem eins: Spass haben", so Tino Stäheli, Präsident der Swiss Surfing Association SSA.

    Mehr Infos gibt es auf waveriding.ch und auf facebook.com/swisssurfing

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